Sensory

  • Market Insight: Global Flavors

    The Growing Preference for Global Flavors Whether consumers seek out experiences through travel, or find them closer to home, more people are enjoying the discovery of new cultures – and many cultural distinctions revolve around foods and flavors. Kalsec predicted that global flavors will be a growing trend at the beginning of 2019, and we […]

  • July 2019 Trend Brief: Ice Cream

    What is Trending in Ice Cream? With summer in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures rising, we have ice cream on our mind. While walking the floor at the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Expo last month, we noticed a significant number of innovative flavors for ice cream on display. Or maybe the […]

  • IFT 2019 Trend Review

    Feed Your Future with 2019 IFT Trends Many food industry trends were on display to feed your future at this year’s annual Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. From different takes on cajun cuisine and snacks, to alternative proteins and African flavors, IFT 2019 did not disappoint. Our trend experts walked […]

  • Case Study: Shelf Life Extension of Fresh Sausage

    Eliminating the Use of Artificial Preservatives There are high expectations among global consumers that meat and poultry applications should have clean label attributes. Four of 10 consumers are influenced in their food purchases by whether those products contain artificial ingredients.1 Due to the increase in consumer demand for clean label ingredients, a manufacturer of fresh […]

  • Market Insight: Shareable Natural Colors

    Are Your Colors Shareable? With the growth of social media, color is even more important to product development for food manufacturers. Consumers have long lived by the adage, “We eat with our eyes.” From sharing images of what is on our plate to food-centric events, there is a proliferation of food-focused content across social media […]

  • May 2019 Trend Brief: Crafted Infusions

    Craft Food and Beverage Infusions Handcrafted at a premium is a trend that we predict to see more of in 2019. The craft beer movement has led to an increase in diverse flavors within the beer category, just as craft foods are influencing product development. Craft markets are gaining traction in several different areas of […]

  • Case Study: Heat Delivery in Salsa

    Understanding Heat Delivery Differences A US salsa manufacturer was seeking help to ensure that their products labeled ‘mild,’ ‘medium’ and ‘hot’ were representative of the targeted pungency intensity ranges in their established markets. The manufacturer realized that they did not have the resources to conduct this research. They sent samples of their salsa base and […]

  • HeatSync Heat Index

    Mainstream Heat With the help of Innova Market Insights, Kalsec has tracked a steady growth in global new product introductions with hot and spicy flavors and ingredients through our HeatSync® heat index for 11 years. As leaders in heat management and capsicum extracts, we invest in maintaining the most up-to-date knowledge on hot and spicy […]

  • Case Study: Color Stability in Cheese Slices

    Achieving the Correct Hue A producer of processed dairy products, including cheese, was attempting to match color with a natural option in cheese slices for a quick service restaurant (QSR). They needed to achieve the QSR’s base color in order to win the business, while using beta carotene as the natural source. The producer met […]

  • March 2019 Trend Brief: Spicy Specificity

    Specificity in Spicy Foods Consumers are intrigued by more than just a heat level in the spicy foods and beverages they consume. Their preferences are expanding beyond mild, medium and hot to specific pepper flavors, like ancho, serrano and habanero. The macro trend for specificity delves deeper than peppers, as consumers seek transparency in the […]